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Black Hole Enduro 2021

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Black Hole Enduro | July 17/18 | Petzen (Aut) – Jamnica (Slo)

Basic information

Organizer: MTB Koroška, Na Gradu 6, 2390 Ravne na Koroškem, Slovenia

Event level: SloEnduro series and Enduro World Series Qualifier (Gold)

Event dates: July 17 and 18, 2021

Event location: Peca – Petzen (Austria) and Jamnica (Slovenia)

Event director: Anej Štrucl

Organization contacts

mailicongreen  Event director | Anej Štrucl | +386 40 833 738 | anej@bikenomad.com
Course chief | Damjan Kalčič | +386 70 929 950 | dkalci@gmail.com
Registration/race office | Bernarda Praznik

webicongreen  www.facebook.com/blackholebikefest

Timing crew

mailicongreen kucipedal@gmail.com | Aleš Makuc | +386 31 851 539

Event description

Black Hole Enduro will be held on trails of MTB Zone Bikepark Petzen and Single Trail Park Jamnica. Saturday’s venue will be in MTB Zone Bikepark Petzen parking and Sunday’s on Ekohotel Koroš grouns in Jamnica.

This will be a two day event with two venues and with training on race day on each venue. On Saturday we start with the longest special stage in MTB Zone Bikepark Petzen. Training (single run) will be held from 12.00. The race starts at 15.00 (updated July 14).

Training in Jamnica will be held on Sunday morning from 9.00 to 12.00. Race follows on three special stages from 13.00 to 17.00 hrs.

Covid-19

Required for all competitors and staff: a negative antigen/PCR test, not older than 72 hours, or proof of vaccination.

Mask needs to be worn inside Petzen condola cabin.

No limitations for spectators.

Event format

Training and race on same day just like other 2021 SloEnduro event, just copied to two event days.

Training is obligatory for all riders and will be run same as race. So all riders will do two laps of the complete race course – first as training, not timed, with a more relaxed timetable, then the race run.

The race will be held on four (4) different special stages. Petzen will host one longer stage on day 1. Update July 14: due to bad weather forecast the Petzen stage will be shortened, only bottom part of Thriller trail will be used, access to start via Flow trail. Uplift will be provided by cable car. Each rider will receive a ticket for two cable car runs (1 for training, 1 for race).

Three (3) special stages will be held on day 2 in Jamnica. Here the transfers to starts will be done on bikes. There will be approximately 900 m of climbing in total.

For U15, U17 and Hobi categories the race will be held on Sunday on two special stages in Jamnica with a total elevation of approximately 500 m.

Starting order

The starting positions will be determined according to the SloEnduro Rules. The competitors will start the reverse order, that is, the number 1 start as the last one.

Categories of the shorter course open the race.

Event program

Friday, July 16

15:00–17.00 – Petzen SS1 open for track walk

Saturday, July 17 (MTB Zone Bike Park Petzen)

10:30–12:00 Race office open for number pick up
11:45 Team manager and rider briefing
12:00 Start of training run
15:00 Start of race run (updated July 14)
17:30 End of race run

Sunday, July 18 (Single Trail Park Jamnica)

09:00 Start of training run
12:00 End of training run
13:00 Start of race run
17:00 End of race run
17:30 Award presentation

Course description

The event will be held in two venues, one in Austria and other in Slovenia. Please follow the latest info on crossing the border. Updated info at gov.si.

All special stages are held in forest or on grassy fields, all natural surface, mostly dirt with some rocks and roots. The tracks are not extremely demanding, mostly flowing. The existing tracks will be prepared and modified for competition.

The transfers are on dirt roads, some on asphalt. Traffic code applies.

Course marking starts on Friday 16 by special stage order.

kendasuperstage

Kenda SuperStage will be organized as part of the race. Organizers will decide which stage is the most special one and will be remembered by riders the most. That stage will be chosen to wear the title of “Kenda SuperStage”. Fastest rider (male and female) on that stage will be awarded by Kenda.

How to get there

Saturday: Petzen ski resort and bike park parking.
Address: Petzen Berghbahnen, Unterort 52, 9143 Unterort, Austria.
Race office will be located here with number pick-up, results for day 1 will be posted here, also timing crew, race start, team parking and first aid will be located here.

Sunday: Ekohotel Koroš.
Address: Jamnica 10, 2391 Prevalje, Slovenia.
Race office for number pick-up for U15, U17, Hobi categories, results will be posted here, timing crew, team parking, first aid, start and finish as well as award presentation.

Special stages will be announced on Friday.

Accommodation

Camping close to Petzen is at Pirkdorfer see: Pirkdorf 29, 9143 Pirkdorf, Austria.

Motorhome parking in Jamnica: Ecohotel farm Koroš.
Camping in Jamnica: Ecofarm Mikl.
For rooms and appartments in Jamnica please contact info@bikenomad.com.

Safety gear

Safety gear is mandatory according to SloEnduro rules. On stages there is mandatory to use: full-face helmet, knee protectors and full-finger gloves. Back protector and elbow protectors are highly advised as well. On transfer riders can ride with open face XC helmet. All protection must be well fitted during the stages, while on transfers riders are not obligated to use it, except for the helmet.

For U15 and U17 categories a back protector or a backpack with a reinforced backbone is mandatory!

General propositions

  • Competition will run under rules of UCI, rules KZS (Slovenian Cycling Federation) for enduro and SloEnduro 2021 rules.
  • Any kind of course cutting is not allowed on the trails. It will be randomly checked. Any violation of this rule will lead to disqualification of the rider.
  • Prize fund according to rules of SloEnduro.
  • Results of the race will be published on the race venue 30min after finish and later on website www.sloenduro.com.
  • SloEnduro Delegate: Concerns that everything is in line with the rules and arrangements within SloEnduro (numbers, sponsors, start locations, etc.)
  • Arrival to the venue will be marked, as well as transfers to the start of the stages.
  • Race office is located at the venue.
  • On transfers riders will need to comply to road traffic regulations.
  • With entry fee payment and starting number pick-up every rider confirms to agree with all conditions of this propositions and is riding on his own risk.
  • For under aged riders their parent or guardian needs to sign the entry form.
  • Riders have to take care to pick up the timing chips before the start.
  • Riding and warming-up on the race course in the time of the event is prohibited and will be sanctioned.
  • There will be marshals positioned beside the course.
  • Protecting gear is mandatory according to KZS rules for enduro (full-face helmet on the stages, XC helmet is allowed on transfers.
  • Kneepads, full-finger gloves are mandatory on the stages).
  • Protests will be accepted by racing commission in accordance with the rules. It will be accepted by chief commissaire up to 10 minutes after results are posted. Protest fee is 20 €.
  • Medical team will be present on the race venue.
  • Race will be run with the use of electronic timing. Riders are obliged to return chip, otherwise organizer will charge a cost for lost chip, which is 50 €.
  • Organizer reserves the right to change these propositions, any changes will be announced on time.
  • Organizer is not responsible for the consequences caused by riders to themselves, other riders or third party.
  • Race course will be marked at least one day before the start and ready for inspection. Organizer reserves the right change the course, number of stages or stage length due to unexpected situation such as bad weather and similar.
  • Organizer will announce any changes on time.

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Registration and fees

Registration opens
July 28, 2021.

Registration system
Entries will be accepted through Prijavim.se system. Entry is complete when it is paid. All information about payment is available during the entry procedure.

Registration deadline
Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Late registration
Not available.

Registration fee
45 € (cable car ticket with two lifts included)
15 € for U15, U17 and Hobi

Registration fee payment
All info on online payment available on www.prijavim.se.

Non-licensed riders

They can compete in Hobi category with Slovenian Cycling Federation membership card. With the membership, riders get s the third party liability insurance for the whole season. Riders can order the card at Slovenia Cycling website.

Categories

2021 SloEnduro categories:
(EWS podiums will also be held)

OVERALL CATEGORY All ages – licensed
U15 BOYS 2007 and younger
U17 MEN 15-16 years (2005-2006)
U17 WOMEN 16 years and younger (2005 and younger)
U19 JUNIOR MEN 17-18 years (2003-2004)
MEN 19 years and older (2002 and older)
MASTER 1 30-39 years (1991-1982)
MASTER 2 40-49 years (1981-1972)
MASTER 3 50 years and older (1971 and older)
WOMEN All ages
HOBI All ages – non licensed